In a three hour marathon meeting, the need for a new Fire Rescue Van for the Prince Rupert Fire Rescue service didn't take up much of council's time on Monday evening.
Fire Chief Dave McKenzie made his case quickly and rather succinctly, outlining for Council members that the current vehicle in use is already five years past its usable date.
Council members had been provided with the prospectus on the new vehicle prior to Monday's meeting, the specifications of the new truck available as part of their Agenda package. (Page 8)
The vehicle which will cost the city $338,904 will be built by Rocky Mountain Phoenix of Red Deer, Alberta. Their bid was the one selected among the five that were received by tender, as it was the one that met Fire Department specifications within their budget parameters.
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It's estimated that if properly maintained, the vehicle could remain in service for up to twenty years.
The entire presentation and subsequent questions and comments from Councillors Garon and Ashley took up all of five minutes of the nights proceedings.
You can review the Fire Chief's review of the recommended purchase from the City Council Video Archive for March 24th, it runs from the 2 hour 27 minute mark to the 2 hour 33 minute mark.
We have more items on the discussions of Monday night's Council session on our archive page.